By Mohamed Mahmoud

A hugely influential Sudanese reformist philosopher, Mahmud Muhammad Taha is thought of as a manufactured from a twin legacy rooted in mystical Islam at the one hand and within the culture of modernity at the different. Publicly carried out in 1985 folowing his conviction of apostasy, Taha provided exceedingly unique interpretations of the Qur’an and a thorough concept of Islamic prayer. In Quest for Divinity, Mohamed Mahmoud provides an in-depth and balanced therapy of Taha’s arguable but major idea. The author’s skill to supply entry to appropriate literature in either Arabic and English deals readers a unprecedented view of the enormous nuance in Taha’s suggestion. With wealthy element Mahmoud explores Taha’s theories of human freedom and his social message, often called "the moment message of Islam" with its emphasis on political, monetary, and social equality. Taha’s include of modernity is extra assessed relative to his place on technology, legislations, and art-areas that experience continually attracted Muslim modernists.

Quest for Divinity will allure cognizance to Taha’s compelling yet little-known highbrow contribution as a seminal sleek reformer of Islam. Such attractiveness is lengthy late and should increase the present debates on Islam and modernity.

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